The T9 is the first model in our new Tender series, Nimbus’ new interpretation of the popular Nova, first introduced in 1991. Since then, approximately 2,300 boats have been produced in the Nimbus Nova series, among them the highly successful 26 Nova and the prize-winning R-series that included the 230R, 250R and 300R.
“The renewal of a series that has proved so successful, and that is so strongly associated with Nimbus’ DNA and brand, is no easy task. This heritage has truly permeated every area and phase, from concept design, construction, functionality and appearance down to the finest details. Everyone involved has worked with the aim of making the T9 the best product conceivable and thus a worthy successor to the Nova,” says Joacim Gustavsson, Chief Designer at Nimbus Boats Sweden AB.
The Tender 9 is a nine-metre day boat that offers great opportunities for individual adaption and is intended for all types of day-to-day activities, such as transportation, water sports and leisure activities.
As with the W9, the T9 can be equipped with either an outboard or inboard engine. The after-deck can be fitted-out with a straight aft sofa that provides considerably more space. Alternatively, it can be configured with a u-sofa with seating for 5 that easily converts to a sunbed. There is an option for a wet-bar with a hand basin behind the driver’s seat. The module also functions as support while on the water or in port. The boat is available with three different canopy solutions – harbor cover, helm canopy or as a T-top design with large openable roof. The cockpit has room for two people and has the same look and feel as the W9. It can be equipped with one large 16” or two 12” chart plotters. The fore deck features a large loading hatch with access to the cabin. The fore deck offers an optional daybed which creates an extra seating area that seats 4 people with a table.
One smart way to make the most of the after-deck area are spare cushions that can be placed on the railing, offering both extra seating and a cosier atmosphere. Below deck is a large berth for two with integrated ventilation, ample stowage and separate WC with sink.
“The T9 is something of a chameleon and can adapt to most situations, for example transportation to and from a holiday home for most of the year, as a tender for a larger boat, for a variety of water sports, sea fishing, overnight accommodation or onboard social activities with friends and family. The advantage to the fact that at the design stage we were already considering the need for versatility with many areas of use, is that there are a great many options available when equipping the boat, depending on its intended purpose,” says Jonas Göthberg, Marketing Manager at Nimbus.
The T9 is based on the same well-balanced stepped hull as the W9. The boat has a low planning threshold and a cruising speed of between 20-35 knots, with a maximum speed of +40 knots.
Who is the T9 aimed at?
The Nimbus T9 is a boat for those who appreciate meticulous contemporary Scandinavian design and value well-though-out solutions and smart functionality that provide a comfortable and safe boat life with almost unlimited possibilities. There are currently two additional models planned for the Tender series, in the form of 8 and 11 metre.
|Length (hull)||9,35 m / 30.6”|
|Width max||2,95 m / 6.68”|
|Weight*||2 800 kg / 6173 lb|
|Fuel tank||320 litre / 84.5 gallon|
|Water tank||80 litre / 21.1 gallon|
|CE category||C, 8 persons|
|Number of berths||2|
|Max speed||+40 knots|
* Mercury Verado 300 horsepower
|Mercury Verado 300/350||300/350 hp|
|VP V8-300/350 CE||300/350 hp|